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Poster: Len13 Date: Nov 6, 2019 9:33am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Some 3/24/73 thoughts .

Yes, having attended shows at this time period, there were definite moments in the course on an evening when the music conjured up a deeply emotional, somewhat solemn, atmosphere. In it's historical context this show was played only two weeks after Pigpen's passing...I distinctly remember the powerfully somber, yet playful mood that hung over certain key moments of shows during this time. It went well beyond giving He's Gone a new meaning... It is hard to imagine the full impact of Pigpens departure, but for a time it was palpably present in the air around the music.

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Nov 6, 2019 10:09am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Some 3/24/73 thoughts .

I didn/t think of that, but you are right, I think that was a factor .

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Nov 8, 2019 2:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Some 3/24/73 thoughts .

Superior sound quality, really comes alive how well you can hear each instrument in PITB and Here Comes Sunshine (which stands out to me for being one of the better sung versions....it's almost always well jammed but a lot of other versions contain some cringe-worthy harmonizing on the "Here comes sunshine" group chorus--looking mostly at you Donna & Phil) but on this one they all hold back a bit on that part and it's better for the restraint...also the Jam which becomes a Spanish Jam heading into Li'l Dark Star is just sensational. That trio alone would be worth it. Good call & I can hardly believe that my favorite all time show is the next one. Dave's on a good run! ;-)